Road behind Marshes fast becoming a parking lot

The parking on  Marshes Avenue where people park on the  Roundabout  not alowing Large deliverie lorries  much  place to get round
The road linking the southern most Marshes roundabout and the junction of Lidl and Tesco is fast becoming a road traffic concern.

The road linking the southern most Marshes roundabout and the junction of Lidl and Tesco is fast becoming a road traffic concern.

While parking is nothing new along the road, the scale of the phenomenon has reached new heights in recent weeks, and could now present a genuine traffic problems for trucks wishing to use the road.

To add to matters, traffic has increased to aarea since the opening of the new Tesco Store.

Many commuters leave their cars along the road as a cheaper option when taking the bus to Dublin, or when making their way to work in the town centre.

Yet control of the road does not come under the remit of local traffic wardens, which means the cars parked along the route need worry about tickets.

According to Louth County Council: “the matter is that parking is taking place opposite a full white line which is not permitted under the Road Traffic Act.

“The Council do not have a role in policing this element of the RT Act. It is a matter for An Garda Siochana.”

Manager of the Marshes Shopping Centre, Harry Traynor is only too aware of the problem.

“I don’t know how a HGV would get down there now.

“Often you see cars parked across provisions made for disability access points, which really should be policed.

“The road has not been adopted yet by the council. It’s not our property either so there’s nothing we can do about it. There is parking available, not least by ourselves.”